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NORTH SHORE TIMES, AUGUST 18, 2011
technology. "We work with a 'creative consultative'
mindset: we understand the importance of detail,
accuracy and the requirement for innovative delivery
techniques that get results."
"Results are ultimately delivered by understanding
data and how a campaign can be moulded around
the strength of data," he explains. Actionmail's
account management team understands the
techniques and potential for working with various
data sources to achieve excellent results.
Actionmail are dedicated to quality and innovation
leadership to ensure they're always top of the
game. "We are committed to business excellence,
excellence in marketing, innovation and community
responsibility. The business awards represent all of
these things for Actionmail, it is a natural extension
of what we do".
In addition to that, north Auckland businesses live
and breathe the spirit of business success. The local
business community is fun and vibrant, approachable
and proactive with a strong culture of creating
success. "The right aptitude in this area is why we've
based our business here for the last sixteen years
and are still growing".
Advantage Business -
Advantage Business knows what makes businesses
tick. As one of New Zealand's largest independent,
non-franchised business advisory groups, Advantage
Business specialises in leveraging business growth
Director Bruce Taylor is delighted to join the team of
awards' sponsors for the second
year. "There is a fantastic synergy
between our company and these
prestigious awards; for14 years
Advantage Business's passion
and focus has been supporting
and assisting business growth,
and for 14 years the Westpac
Auckland North Business Awards
has recognised and encouraged
businesses to embrace excellence.
"As the facilitation sponsor we used our business
expertise to assist businesses with the entry process
which maximised their opportunity for success in the
With 30 staff around the country, Advantage
Business's head office is based in Albany. "Three
years ago when we relocated our national support
centre," says Bruce Taylor, "The north Auckland area
was our best option due to past growth statistics and
the huge potential of the region. The strong local
business alliances formed here are an integral part of
our business opportunities for the future."
During the recent turbulent economic times
Advantage Business's client numbers and turnover
has risen by 50 per cent as business owners
embrace the opportunity to review their company's
performance, structure and aspirations. Advantage
Business is accelerating its own plan for expansion to
meet this growing demand.
Auckland Chamber of
Commerce Best Emerging
After supporting Auckland companies' growth for
more than 150 years, first time sponsor Auckland
Chamber of Commerce knows what it takes to be
successful in business.
As sponsor of the best emerging business award, the
Auckland Chamber of Commerce wants to celebrate
and recognise the businesses that are doing great
things and achieving great results.
"Emerging businesses are testament to New Zealand
reputation of being innovative and creative and they
are key to New Zealand's future,"
says Chief Executive, Michael
"We see the world differently from
here which is why we deliver new
ideas and solutions that help build
New Zealand's reputation."
As a business organisation, the
Auckland Chamber of Commerce
supports companies across the
region from Warkworth to Pukekohe by positively
influencing business environments and providing
opportunities, products and services to improve the
success and vitality of business.
"We're proud to sponsor the Westpac Auckland
North Business Awards. Simply entering the awards
is valuable; it encourages businesses to review
performance and identify strengths which can
lead to business growth. It aligns perfectly with the
Chamber's mission to inspire business success," says
Employer of Choice Award
A great employer is the key to a happy, successful
team according to Blackcat Consulting Ltd -- sponsors
of the 2011 Employer of Choice Award.
As a middle to senior management recruitment
firm working with companies and SMEs on the
North Shore, nationally and internationally, Blackcat
understands what makes an outstanding work
Director Andrew Harris says that
Blackcat's role is about putting
the right people in the right roles
to achieve a "win/win situation
for all concerned".
"Our talent is to tease out the
people issues to help companies
grow - and to see people fulfil
their true potential. We ask
questions, we visit, we listen,
we challenge, we learn and we
advise on all people related
Originating in the UK in 1996,
Blackcat Consulting set up in New Zealand in
February 2009. Inspired by the owner's black cat
who, as well as their retriever puppy, is listed as staff
alongside five human members!
In 2009 Blackcat Consulting launched a new division
- Blackcat Education - a specialist recruitment
consultancy for school principal and other senior
management appointments within the education
The company aims to be the leading premier
recruitment provider on the North Shore, captivating
the hearts and minds of clients and candidates by
simply getting things right. Blackcat strives for the
highest levels of professional and personalised
service to reflect its core values -- honesty, decency,
trust, integrity, respect, passion and non-pretentious
"We constantly strive for excellence, so we're
delighted to be supporting these awards," says
Andrew. "The Blackcat Employer of Choice category
is very dear to our hearts and something we
are very passionate about. We love to work with
entrepreneurial, ambitious and innovative companies
who -- like us - want to see their dreams come true."
EasiYo Excellence in
As the world's largest home made yogurt brand
sponsoring the exporting award
for the Westpac Auckland North
Business Awards was a natural
choice for EasiYo Products Limited.
The New Zealand owned and
operated company exports nearly
80 per cent of its product to
more than 20 countries including
Australia, United Kingdom and
South East Asia.
Established locally in 1991, EasiYo's
iconic yogurt makers are available
as large urns for commercial
kitchens and also as individual
plastic makers for the home market.
An extensive range of flavours including the newly
launched Strawberries & Cream and Peaches &
Cream , along with the home yogurt makers are
available through New Zealand supermarkets.
The first time sponsor is very familiar with the local
awards after winning the supreme title and exporting
category in 2010.
"North Auckland businesses are immensely patriotic
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Emerging businesses are
testament to New Zealand
reputation of being innovative
and creative and they are key
to New Zealand's future."
Michael Barnett - CEO
Auckland Chamber of
The Blackcat Employer of
Choice category is very dear
to our hearts and something
we are very passionate
about. We love to work with
and innovative companies
their dreams come true."
Andrew Harris - Director
BUSINESS AWARDS 2011
Finalist - Best Emerging Business Award
The ultimate success story in the New Zealand commercial flooring industry! Project Floors is
extremely happy to announce that it has been named as a finalist for the Best Emerging Business
Award in the Westpac Auckland North Business Awards 2011.
Starting out as a small home-based business operating from the garage of directors Jade McKenna
and Dipak Patel in 2003, Project Floors has quickly grown to become a significant player in the New
Zealand commercial flooring industry, with a large Silverdale-based warehouse, eleven full time
staff and a brand recognised across Australasia.
This dynamic business lives by its tag line of "the up-to-date company", continually developing
innovative and exciting commercial flooring solutions for its customers. With an extensive range
of stylish and contemporary carpet tiles, vinyl tiles, vinyl planks and needle-punch carpet rolls,
Project Floors has just the right product to suit each client's individual needs and style.
The experienced team at Project Floors is dedicated to providing friendly, dependable customer
service and the fastest possible delivery times. Armed with a new National Sales Manager, an
experienced Chartered Accountant, and new Sales Representatives in Christchurch, Dunedin and
Auckland, Project Floors is well-equipped to maintain the exceptional level of customer service
that has set it apart from its competitors!
For more information phone (09) 444-4165 or visit www.projectfloors.co.nz
What makes Project Floors so successful?
• A 100% New Zealand owned
and operated business which
understands the needs of its
• A huge stock holding, ensuring
fast, efficient delivery and
installation throughout New
• A friendly, helpful team with
decades of experience in the
commercial flooring industry,
• A high profile and level of
involvement in New Zealand
commercial flooring industry
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